Lot 11: Théobald Chartran 'T' (French, 1849-1907)
The John Franks Collection of Original Watercolours for Vanity Fair
December 14, 2005
London, United Kingdom
Lord Henry John Montague-Douglas-Scott, M.P.
signed with initial '.T.' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour heightened with white
12 x 6 3/4 in. (30.5 x 17.2 cm.)
P O L I T I C I A N S
Lord Henry John Montague-Douglas-Scott, 1st Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, M.P. (1832-1905), Politician, was the younger son of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch. He began his career as a member of the Conservative Party, and, in 1861, went into Parliament for Selkirkshire. In 1867, he married the sister of Lord Wharncliffe and was elected for South Hampshire the following year, a seat he held until after 1881.
Lord Henry is a devoted partisan, a practical landlord, a ready speaker, a shrewd man of business, and a pattern of the domestic virtues. He has a proper pride of family, and he is well-bred and amiable to all those who happen to come into contact with him.
Vanity Fair, 'Statesmen', No. 373, 1881.
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Thomas Gibson Bowles.
Original Drawings for Vanity Fair; Christie's, London, 5 - 8 March 1912, lot 695 (2 gns. to Craig).
Artist or Maker: Théobald Chartran 'T' (French, 1849-1907)